Four Reasons NOT to Change Your Career

1. Right Career, Wrong Employer In my last career (in IT) I once worked for EDS at Telecom New Zealand. I was interested in the work (unix network security for those of you who care). I was good at the job. Yet it was killing me. Trying to achieve anything in a...

How I Changed My Career

This is the process I used during my career change – as you’ll see, it was not a straight line form A to B. I’m sure this is typical of any career change example – life is full of unexpected turns which you’ll have to deal with during your career change. How I planned...

Do You Have Career Heartbreak?

Do you remember the first time your heart was broken. Did you tell yourself, or did somebody else say “You were too good for him / she was out of your league / there are plenty more fish in the sea”? And yet, you couldn’t put your first love out of your mind. I’ll bet...

Is Your Career a Workaround?

Is your career a “workaround”? Workarounds – The computer industry’s answer to quality – don’t fix it, find another way to use the product that lets you get to the desired result, even though it takes longer, is more complicated and is not using the logical process of...

Researching Job Market Trends

When choosing your new career, you will need to be aware of not only what is happening now in the job market – but what has happened over the past few years, and what these trends suggest is likely to happen in the future. If you are changing career because you were...